Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award Categories
As of the 2012 Award year, the following categories will be used for all submissions:*
A. Higher Education: Face-to-Face
This category covers courses for which a class generally meets face-to-face (physically) weekly during a semester and uses technology to supplement classroom-based teaching and learning. Higher education refers to university-level undergraduate education (also referred to as "college" in North America), vocational education (referred to as "tertiary" in Australia and New Zealand), and beyond.
B. Higher Education: Fully Online or Hybrid Course
This category covers any course where the content and activities are delivered online. This could apply to a completely online environment. It would also apply to a course with an online component used in conjunction with reduced weekly face-to-face time, (referred to as hybrid/blended, which is defined, by some US institutions as 50% or more of the course time delivered at a distance). Distance education courses (online), including ones with highly irregular face-to-face meetings and proctored exams, are also included in this category. Higher education refers to university-level undergraduate education (also referred to as "college" in North America), vocational education (referred to as "tertiary" in Australia and New Zealand), and beyond.
C. Primary & Secondary Education (K-12)
Any course, face-to-face, hybrid, or online, taught to an audience below the undergraduate (college) level, is included in this category. In North America, it is referred to as K-12 (Kindergarten to 12th grade). Elsewhere in the world, it is also referred to as elementary, early, primary, middle, and secondary education, and usually covers education provided to students under the age of 18 years old.
Portfolios created using OSP or by using other Sakai tools to create portfolios.
E. Project Sites & Other Uses of Sakai
Any other use of Sakai that does not fit the previous categories, including project sites, professional training and development, non-course site,etc.
*General Note for Submitters
Submitters are asked to pick only one category for which they want their course (also referred to as "subject" in Australia) to compete. The preliminary judging committee reserves the right to contact submitters to ask them to change the category if there is a reason to believe an alternate category might be a better fit.